Colorectal Cancer In New Jersey
1979-1997

Table 16
Male Colorectal Cancer Incidence And
Incidence Rates By Year And Race, New Jersey
1979-1997*


YEAR RACE
ALL RACES WHITE BLACK OTHER UNKNOWN
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Number
1979 2,552 73.2 2,383 74.3 152 55.7 12 5
1980 2,718 77.0 2,538 78.2 163 57.8 8 9
1981 2,682 75.0 2,457 74.8 185 71.6 20 20
1982 2,678 73.3 2,464 73.6 179 64.6 12 23
1983 2,776 75.4 2,555 76.0 193 67.7 17 11
1984 2,748 73.9 2,539 74.8 176 61.7 13 20
1985 2,954 77.8 2,742 79.3 173 56.3 11 28
1986 2,906 76.0 2,667 76.7 201 66.1 16 22
1987 2,957 76.3 2,716 77.3 202 63.0 18 21
1988 2,955 75.6 2,702 76.4 213 66.1 30 10
1989 2,851 72.4 2,591 72.7 206 62.6 35 19
1990 2,909 73.0 2,647 73.6 211 63.4 21 30
1991 2,878 71.3 2,590 71.3 215 62.7 48 25
1992 2,823 69.1 2,553 69.6 215 60.0 33 22
1993 2,719 65.5 2,446 66.0 203 55.3 47 23
1994 2,629 62.5 2,343 62.5 217 58.0 44 25
1995 2,660 62.3 2,346 62.0 266 70.4 35 13
1996 2,710 63.0 2,427 63.9 228 58.9 53 2
1997 2,682 61.3 2,381 61.8 244 59.9 50 7
TOTAL 52,787 70.9 48,087 71.5 3,842 62.1 523 335

*Incidence rates - per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to the 1970 U.S. population. Includes invasive colorectal cancer cases; does not include in situ colorectal cancer cases. Rates were not calculated for men of other or unknown race. Source: New Jersey State Cancer Registry.
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